Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day was started in 2007 and on it’s 10 year anniversary, vinyl records are as popular as ever. Those wanting to score rare releases or take advantage of the different sales offered are aware there will be long lines – but they will be worth it. Audubon Park turns Record Store Day into a neighborhood event, inviting various deejays to perform sets throughout the day as well as having on site food and drinks from nearby vendors such as Blue Bird Bake Shop and mobile coffee cart Mercantile Coffee Co. There are numerous releases exclusive to this year’s event, including releases from Andre 3000, late Hip Hop legend Big L, and Johnny Cash. The full list is available here.

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5 Date Ideas to Unplug In Orlando

Tomorrow is National Day Of Unplugging! I know that may be a nearly impossible thing for some, or many of us, especially considering most of us have practically a computer/phone/planner/mail/music playing contraption in front of our faces all throughout the day. Sometimes being distracted with your phone isn’t something most people mean to do, but we are doing so many things at once, replying to messages and social media comments, sending out important work emails, and before you know it, you’re ignoring your date. I compiled a list of 5 date ideas that encourage you to put the electronics down, see the real Orlando, and enjoy quality time with your significant other, best friend, family, or whoever; dates aren’t just for couples!  Continue reading “5 Date Ideas to Unplug In Orlando”

Shop Like An Orlandoan

For Every Every One

You can’t go wrong with any of these! The newly released 2017 Mills 50 Mural Calendar is a colorful and practical stocking stuffer idea. Ashley Beth Graphics and soon-to-be hubby Rhett Withey designed the beautiful Love Orlando rainbow orange that is seen all over the city, including Pulse Nightclub and on a mural in the Milk District. The orange is available as a sticker or a lapel pin from Ashley Beth’s Etsy site. College Park’s EmbellishFX, also behind all the handmade rainbow ribbons made for not only locals but people all over the U.S. created rainbow ribbon tree ornaments available at The District at Mills 50. Proceeds will be donated to The Center. Local Love Orlando has also created these amazing Main Street District Postcards, which would be excellent to give out individually or frame and display! You might as well pick up a few of these since I know you’ll want to hang on to a few for yourself. Continue reading “Shop Like An Orlandoan”

New Orlando Foodie Spots

We Orlandoans are pretty spoiled as far as unique, local food options go. Be that as it may, it is still exciting when new restaurants pop up in different parts of the city, giving you an excuse to try a new, different spot instead of your tried-and-true favorites. Sometimes it’s good to switch it up! The places I visited range from a heavily anticipated coffee shop in Winter Park, to giant pizza slices in Mills 50, and a new foodie hot spot in Dr. Phillips serving some of the most delicious tacos. How many of these have you already visited, or are on the top of your must-explore-soon list? Let me know in the comments!  Continue reading “New Orlando Foodie Spots”